The Yale Undergraduate International Policy Competition (IPC) is a brand-new competition model combining the realism of a case-competition, the team-driven style of a Hackathon, and the international affairs content of Model United Nations. For undergraduate students excited for a chance to solve real-world problems with real-world solutions and have their presentations judged by experts in foreign policy, this is your show.
During IPC, undergraduates will compete to provide the most realistic and effective policy solutions to a current International problem. Students will work together in teams of four to draft policy briefs that directly respond to an issue raised through an intelligence briefing at the competition’s opening ceremony. Competitors will then present their policy proposals to a panel of judges, which will include representatives from IPC’s partnering organization, the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, and a select group of student judges.
The jury will select three winning teams of the Yale IPC where the winners will receive a total cash award amounting to $1800. Moreover, the jury will distribute the cash award to the teams in the first, second and third place.
Yale International Policy Competition is open to any and all undergraduates irrespective of their nationality.
Moreover, Undergraduates may sign up in teams of up to four students. Further, teams composed of undergraduates from multiple different schools are also acceptable.
Delegates may fill out the online form to complete their registration. Further, the delegates will receive a confirmation email shortly after completing the form. Please note that there is a $20 per person ($80 per 4 person team) registration fee for entering the competition. Moreover, Your spot in the competition will only be confirmed once the registration fee is paid.
Yale International Policy Competition: Spring 2020 will take place on February 7th, 8th, and 9th, 2020. Registration will stay open until 1 January 2020.